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Ethan Watrall is a professor at Michigan State University where, among other things, he teaches user centered design, interactive design, interactive storytelling, game design, and game studies. He has also written several books on web and interactive design. His digital alter ego can be found at http://www.captainprimate.com
Jeff Siarto is a Web and User Experience designer living in Chicago. He is the founder of Siarto Labs, a small design company and co-founder of Loudpixel, a consultancy specializing in web development and online learning. Jeff was a student of the standards-based web design movement and writes articles and tutorials aimed at helping new web designers get started in the craft.
I found it fun and motivating as well.
Head First Web Design is a invaluable tool in planning and building web sites and follows the excellent pedagogical principles of other books in the Head First series.
Naturally, it does a great job of illustrating how implementing good design practices in your work will translate into (and improve) your coding.
I did enjoy this book though it did contain lots of repetition which I think is a waste of time. I do think it was worth it. It does learn you the things you'd expect from itPublished 1 month ago by David Vonk
I've just get started in Web design and I was looking for a book and found this book, it's awesome.Published 10 months ago by Francisco Javier Gutierrez
It definitely takes you from 0 skill to moderate skills in designing a web site. As a beginner I found it very useful in teaching me designs, coloring and layouts of web sites.Published 14 months ago by marc
Although I don't design web sites for a living, I do manage my own for my business. Also, I have been asked by a local company or two to refresh their sites. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Donn Dunkel
They're not misleading, and I did read the entire book, but it just didn't fit well with me. It's meant more for web designers, visual artists. Read morePublished 18 months ago by A. L. Arizpe
I haven't really been committed to, using it. I looked sat the accompanying source code and found nothing useful. I'll get back to it after PHP and SQL.Published 19 months ago by 4lydia
I love love love this book. It has a wonderful way of explaining web design in way that is easy to get. Read morePublished 19 months ago by WebNmind